Tuesday, November 10, 2015

You Can't Play On Broken Strings

A few months ago my life literally became a whirlwind. One big, messy, exhausting whirlwind. And when life gets crazy, when things aren't insta-perfect (or at least what social media makes us believe is share-worthy material), apparently the blogging comes to a halt too. I also like to blame it on my crappy computer that I have no patience for. Moving onnnn....

I honestly had a life that looked perfect on the outside. I was 27, a few years into marriage with my high school sweetheart, working a job that I was good at and enjoyed, living in an apartment that we liked, and surrounded by loving family and friends. Although it was good, and I'll be honest there was a lot of good, as time went on I realized this isn't what I wanted. I was growing up and starting to become my person, the person I wanted to be. And something wasn't right. Something needed to be different.

Fast forward a few months, and I mean fast forward because there was a lot of thought, conversation, tears, and dreams that are just way too personal to share with even acquaintences, let alone the world wide web. So fast forward a few months and now I am 27, divorced, still working a job that I'm good at and enjoy, and living in a home that I recently purchased on my own. And although it's been a whirlwind - it's been messy and exhausting, and it definitely hasn't been all smiles and rainbows - I wouldn't change anything about where I am.

It was time to become who I wanted to be and reach for the things I wanted to have and do the things that I wanted to do.

I realize there are a lot of I's in that sentence which means it may sound a little selfish. But I'm ok with that; because I have spent the majority of my 27 years not worrying enough about myself - my needs, wants, desires, and dreams. And it's time for that.

There's this song that says you can't play on broken strings and I love it because it's so true and that's what I was trying to do. I was trying to pick up this guitar that had a few broken strings and make beautiful music. Sure, if you only play songs that don't require you to use the 1 or 2 strings that are broken, you can make some beautiful music. But you get bored with those songs. You can't keep playing the same ones over and over because life is too short to never try out a new one or push yourself with something more challenging. 

At some point or another you realize those broken strings are holding you back. 

I think everyone can relate to this in some way or another - whether the broken strings be your job, your significant other, a friend, a bad habit, etc. For me it was a multitude of things - not just one person or one thing. But I was ready to step outside the box and move a different direction in life. 
And I wasn't ok with trying to play on broken strings. I definitely don't expect it to be perfect. And I don't expect it to always sound good. But I know that eventually, in time, I'll be able to make some beautiful music and I might even find someone who wants to play with me. Until then I'll keep playing, enjoying life, and smiling along the way. 

Because if I've learned anything, it's that life is way too short to not dance, sing, laugh, and play some great tunes. Better late than never.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I BELIEVE IN . . .


I   B E L I E V E   I N . . .

tall beers on a sunny patio.

dance parties.

belting it out when you're driving with the windows down.

writing when you feel like writing.

the power of a good hug.

telling someone how much you love them.

time alone to do what you want when you want, talk when you want, and think when you want.

Netflix marathons.

working a job that you don't dread going to every single day.

sand volleyball, even if it means sand in places you never thought possible.

the power of music.

the saying that good things happen to good people.

family and friends.

floating on water as much as possible.

after-dinner walks and good conversation.

the power of a hot shower and bowl of ice cream.

choosing to live a life that you truly love.

cleaning, just because it feels so good when you're done.

taking pictures.

making wishes on eyelashes and shooting stars.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Testing the Waters

Oh hey.


I didn't really know how to start the post so I just went with a classy oh hey. None of that long time no see business. And I'm not going to say I had a nice break from blogging but can't wait to get back in the swing of things because I don't really know if I'm going to get back in the swing of things. Yes there was a completely unintentional blogging break but life happens. And when life hands you lemons you should either stuff 'em in your bra or mix them with vodka. I think I read that on a greeting card somewhere.

I've been enjoying that beautiful little place in the photo above as much as possible. I've been enjoying family and friends and sunshine and margaritas and trying to soak up summer life as much as humanly possible. Quite honestly, life has been a blur lately. You know how sometimes when there's lots going on it feels so good to sit down and write? Well other times there's so much, so many thoughts, and so many feels it takes too much energy to sift through them enough to put them into words, let alone a blog post available to the entire internet community.

So here I am testing the writing waters. Feelin it out to see if I want to make this more of a regular habit again and we'll see how it goes. If yes, I'll see you and another blog post soon. If no, you could probably find me on that beautiful body of water up there or somewhere on the course of my daily 10-mile run. Just kidding, I don't run. Duh.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Some Random Thoughts...

What is it about packing that is so dreadful? Seriously. Trips are great. Long weekends are great. No work on Wednesdays and Thursdays due to a concert is great. Having to actually decide ahead of time what to pack for clothing is not great. Which is why I am here. Writing a blog post. Avoiding packing in general. So, because I'm procrastinating, here are some random thoughts...

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+ What does one wear to a Rolling Stones concert? 
If I knew the answer I'd be packing and not typing.

+ I love high ponytails. I don't know if they're "in" or if the whole low-pony thing is still "what's hot", but I love a good high pony.

+ Cleaning sucks. Having a clean apartment rocks. The struggle is real.

+ Beer tastes so much better between May and September, kind of like country music. It's not like I'd sit around drinking a beer and listening to Luke Bryan in December but man that tastes good at this time of year. And by taste I meant the beer, not Luke Bryan. I wish I knew what Luke Bryan tastes like ;)

+ I want to go shopping, and then there's that whole saving-money thing. Again, struggle bus.

+ Loving what you do is such a gift. I feel incredibly grateful that I do not dread going to work every day and that my days fly by. The way things work out sometimes is a funny thing.

+ Bangs or no bangs...? I love bangs, especially on other people when they really require no extra work on my part. I also love them on myself but seriously, in the summer? I don't know if the extra maintenance is worth it... and yes, these are the things I struggle with on a daily basis.

And I finally decided what top to wear for the concert on Wednesday (see? blogging is therapeutic) so only one final random thought: Life is short. Do what you want and love what you do. Love who you are and soak up every second.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Past 75 Days...

I almost forgot what url to type into the browser up there. 

Then I was logged out of my google account so I had to try to remember that password. 

Then I had to practically re-familiarize myself with how to even start a new post...

Basically, it has taken lots of determination just to be typing here right now.

It's been so long. Too long. Too much time has passed since the last time I sat down and actually wrote a true blog post. One that wasn't a link-up, or sponsored post, or anything other than just writing. I never really thought of myself as a writer, let alone a good writer. In fact I always hated writing for school - I much preferred using the numbers side of my brain. But, like I've said before, blogging has made me realize there's something I love about writing. There's something about writing down your thoughts or feelings, even if it's a little scary that other people are reading them. 

But blogging, along with all other things that I enjoy or make me feel good, gets put on the back burner when life gets busy. Why do we do that to ourselves? Work or home life gets busy and stressful so the next thing you know I realize it's been a week since I wrote a blog post, made it to the gym, or packed something healthy for lunch. I am extremely guilty of giving up the good things, the things that help cure my stress, as soon as life gets stressful. Not cool, girlfriend. Not cool. 

Who knows, maybe I'll make time for blogging from here on out, even if other things are busy and consuming my time. Or maybe I won't, I really don't know. But I do know I miss sitting here. I miss writing. And I miss having this outlet. So I'm definitely going to try.

So, because I know so many people in the internet world are totally obsessed with me and need to know what I've been up to (please note the sarcasm), here are the quick highlights of life since the last blog update... 

+ I went to Maui with my family in January. 

+ I quit drinking. Yes, you read that right.

+ 7 weeks and 5 days later I started drinking again. Not gonna lie though, I enjoyed the weight loss benefits.

+ Reconnected with my best girlfriend. 

+ I signed up for the Fargo Marathon 10K.

+ I didn't actually run the 10K.

+ Went live on a new computer system at work. Hence the very few blog posts.

+ Went to Luke Bryan with my mom and Alyssa.

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Shout-out: My dad and aunt were the ones nagging me encouraging me to start blogging again, so I think they're pretty neat :) 

Also, blogging rule #4: Saturday night posts do not increase your blog traffic or do anything for your blog stats. Good thing I've decided I just don't freaking care.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Link-Up #7]

Blogger Men Tell All
 
Let me put it this way, I am just happy to be alive and on my way to work this morning. I have been home sick since last Thursday with a horrible cold that has been keeping me company for the past 2 weeks. So this is going to be the first official time that I am sharing the linkup today and not sharing my husband's answers to the questions. Because amidst the cough drops, antibiotics, and Kleenexes in the past few days, I just didn't get around to asking him the questions. Sue me :) I knew you'd understand.

But YOU should linkup, and go read Becca's post, because she never lets us down. Have your man answer these questions and share your link below!

  • Do you like to cook? If yes, what's your favorite thing to make?
  • What is the last movie you saw in a theatre?
  • Can you name five makeup brands?
  • What are your biggest pet peeves?
  • What are your biggest goals in life right now?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Round 7 Questions]

It's Blogger Men Tell All time! HOW is it already almost the end of March? Link-up with Becca and me next Tuesday after having any man in your life answer the questions below...

Blogger Men Tell All
  • Do you like to cook? If yes, what's your favorite thing to make?
  • What is the last movie you saw in a theatre?
  • Can you name five makeup brands?
  • What are your biggest pet peeves?
  • What are your biggest goals in life right now?

Note to self: Remember to ask Parker to answer these questions sometime before next Monday night...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Maui: A Paradise That Touches Your Soul


Hey remember that one time I went to Maui? It's hard to believe it was already 3 weeks ago that we were there! Then again, if I take a look at the fading tan lines and loss of freckles on my nose and cheeks it's not so hard to believe anymore. All I'm going to say is this: Maui was ah-mazing. Best vacation I think I've ever been on. We hiked, ziplined, went to a luau, went out to dinner, snorkeled, jumped off black rock, grilled dinner, and had a whoooole lot of beach time. The blue water, green grass, sand between your toes, crashing waves, and warm sunshine (not to mention starting every day with a hot Starbucks by the ocean) really does touch your heart and soul. It was 100 percent refreshing and a nice break that I thoroughly enjoyed with my family. 

When it comes to Maui (slash paradise) a picture really does speak a thousand words so I'm going to just photo dump from here on out. Enjoy and happy Friday! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Girl's Best Friend

I was provided this item to review as compensation for writing this post.

It's no secret around here that I love accessories. When I go to Target I have to practically drag myself away from the purse/jewelry/sunglasses/swimsuit section - you know what section I'm talking about ;) They put it right on the corner near the entry because no matter where you go in the store you have to walk past it. There's no avoiding it - now that is good marketing, people. 
 
So when I was contacted to review an Anjolee product I thought sure I'll check it out. I could not believe how good the quality of the piece was and now I wear the earrings all the time! The website is easy to navigate, there are lots of different options, and their pieces are beautiful. Plus, who doesn't love being able to shop from the comfort of your own home in the middle of the winter? :)
Check out Anjolee and their Diamond Eternity Bands and let me know what you think!
 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Link-Up #6]

Grab the button, link up here, and be sure to stop by Becca's blog! Take it away, Parker...

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What is your favorite winter hobby?

Coaching and playing puck.

Did you do anything special for your blogger on February 14th?

Fruit bouquet with a teddy bear delivered to work.

What's your favorite kind of candy?

Swedish fish and Starburst jelly beans... can't pick one.

Which Rom-Com would you choose to watch while you snuggle up with your Valentine?

What is a rom-com?

Sam's note: I wondered if he would have this one figured out. For the record, if he had known that Rom-Com is short for Romantic Comedy I'm guessing he would have said The Proposal. Everybody loves Betty White and Sandra Bullock's bonfire scene.

Who, in your opinion, is the best U.S. President ever?

JFK hands down. He was the man.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Future Of The Samantha Life

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It seems like all of my recent posts start off with something like hey long time no see, or remember me?, or guess I don't have time to blog about life if I'm off living life. So just insert one or all of the above to get this post going today because honestly, I have no good reason for my recent absence. I literally disappeared - fell off the blogging face of the earth for a solid month or so I'd say and I don't even have a good excuse to tell you. All I know is, thank goodness for Blogger Men Tell All so this little bloggity of mine didn't start collecting dust.

I didn't get a promotion, have a baby, or adopt a cute puppy (no matter how tempting that last one may be) that has kept me busy and out of the world wide web loop. Work has been busy and things in my personal life have been time-consuming but I think I haven't been making an appearance here because I had no idea what to write. Sitting down to write sounded way too hard, partly because I felt like I had to. The white background of the Blogger post screen sounded daunting and stressful and I didn't want to sit down and force words. This is my space - to write when I want and what I want and enjoy it along the way. I don't want to sit down at my computer because I feel like I have to, so I guess I just didn't for a while.

It was actually a nice break and I thought about this little blog every so often. I missed it and I definitely missed staying up on the lives of some of my favorite bloggers. But I also knew that I needed to change just a few things if I wanted to make blogging fit into my life right now. There is a time and place for turning your blog into a source of income, creating a post schedule to follow, and hosting sponsor and I am definitely thankful that I have had the opportunity to do a little bit of that. 

But when you start making money on your blog, it turns into a job. You need to post regularly if people are paying to be on your sidebar. You need to post regularly and correctly if you are promoting a certain brand. It's work, as it should be if it's making you money. But my blog was starting to feel like too much work - I was worrying too much about promoting sponsors, stats, and writing sponsored posts. The focus wasn't on everything else anymore - all the reasons why I started blogging in the first place.

We all started blogging and put time into our blogs because we get something in return. It's rewarding for us in some way whether it be a creative or emotional outlet, source of income, or just a way to journal your life. Right now I need this blog to be for me. I want to write because I feel like writing, not because I need to promote another blogger or brand. I don't want to write because I haven't posted in 3 days and am worried about my stats dropping. I want to write because I have something to get off my chest or a happy moment to share. I'm going to just go back to the basics here for awhile and write, what I want and when I want. That's the other nice thing about blogging: it's my blog so really I can do whatever I want :)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Round 6 Questions]

Well TGFBMTA - thank god for Blogger Men Tell All - or else it seems like I wouldn't even be hardly making an appearance around these parts lately! We were on vacation for a week recently which you probably already know and got super annoyed with if you follow me on instagram :) And now I've been getting back into the swing of things at work and at home so blogging has been on the back burner a little in the recent weeks. 

But here I am because it's time to get you the information and questions you need for the next round of BMTA. Have your guy answer the questions below and link-up with us next Tuesday!

  • What is your favorite winter hobby?
  • Did you do anything special for your blogger on February 14th?
  • What's your favorite kind of candy?
  • Which Rom-Com would you choose to watch while you snuggle up with your Valentine?
  • Who, in your opinion, is the best US president ever?

Also, we have a new and improved button so make sure you grab that next week for your post:

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Link-Up #5]

Can't wait to get to know your man and the type of relationship the two of you have even better today! 

Take it away Parker...

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What is your favorite memory with your blogger?

Favorite memory... thus far... I'd have to say the best/funniest/embarrassing would have to be back from high school when I kissed her in the parking lot at church.... pastor saw it all... still hear abut it today.

What is her best quality?

Best quality. Would have to be making best of any situation and finding the positive out of it.

What is something the two of you enjoy doing together?

Well.. best thing we do together I think is on weekends (when i'm not working) is getting up early and grabbing a coffee and just hanging out together. 

What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written?

She's a pretty dang good writer (and witty). I have enjoyed just about all of them. Best ones are recaps from weekends at lake or when her relatives are around.

How much time do you think your blogger puts into blogging each week? (And what are you normally up to when she's blogging?!)

If it were up to her... she would probably do it full time and quit her current job. I bet she puts in 10-15 hours a week on it now... maybe more ... I'm usually sleeping or I'm working when she blogs. I'm sure it keeps her occupied since she can't seem to function normally when i'm not here :) 

[Sam's note: Ok, I don't know about "not being able to function" and I definitely don't put in anywhere near 10 hours but cute that he thinks I do.]

Grab a button and link-up below!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All [Round 5 Questions]

If this week had a theme song it would be titled Better Late Than Never, because it just seems to be how things were happening this week. And I guess I do firmly believe that it is better to do something late than just give up and never do it at all. Which is why we are posting our BMTA questions today instead of a few days ago on Tuesday like we normally do because.... better late than never. And let's be honest, you all had your men answer the questions at the last minute right before the post goes live anyway, right? Oh is that just me?

This month's link-up will be so fun because not only will we get to know the guy better, but we'll also get to know you and hear more about the relationship the two of you have. You know the drill... questions below - see you with your post on Tuesday!

Blogger Men Tell All is a monthly link-up hosted by myself, Becca, and Melissa as a way to get a man in your life involved in your blog. All you have to do is have him answer these 5 questions and link-up your post with us next Tuesday! Can't wait to hear what those guys have to say!

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  • What is your favorite memory with your blogger?
  • What is her best quality?
  • What is something the two of you enjoy doing together?
  • What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written?
  • How much time do you think your blogger puts into blogging each week? (And what are you normally up to when she's blogging?!)

Friday, January 16, 2015

T-G-I-F :: Daily Gratitudes

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T-G-I-F!!! It's Friday and I didn't give myself enough time this morning to write out a post so it's a quickie today. I've still consistently been writing down one piece of daily gratitude at the end of every day:

+ My new planner :) I just love planning, and writing in it, and making lists.

+ Lunch dates with Jeanne and Addy. There's nothing better than breaking up the day with a best friend lunch date.

+ Busy days that make the work day fly by!

+ Working out - man, I missed that. It felt so good getting back into it the other day. I'm even looking forward to going again at the end of the day today.

+ Shopping + dinner date's with mom at Maxwell's. This is probably the reason I didn't give myself enough time this morning...

I would suggest trying to write down one thing you're thankful for at the end of each day. It definitely reminds me how lucky I am and to appreciate even the smallest of things in life. Happy Friday and have a great weekend! It's supposed to be in the 30s again here like it was yesterday - heat wave!!!
 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

3 Things I Will NOT Do In 2015

I don't think it's ever too late to set goals, make new plans, or do whatever other life-changing things you may decide to set your mind to - at least this is what I keep telling myself since it's basically halfway through the first month of the year and I'm just getting around to it. I've thought a lot the past few weeks about what my goals are for the coming year. I didn't pick a word of the year and I didn't set a new year's resolutions - mostly because I really don't think I'm good with words so I couldn't come up with the one and my new year's resolution probably would have been something stupid centered around weight loss and exercise that would last about a day. Just being honest.

However, my new planner (Day Designer) has en entire section at the front about setting goals, defining your passions, and dreaming big so I decided to work through it a bit the other day. For a very realistic, analytical person it's hard to dream that big. It's hard to put on paper a bunch of things that I'd love to do or accomplish in 2015, no matter how crazy or outrageous they are - but I did it. I also wrote down a few things I'd like to focus on in each of the core values of my life - Family, Financial, Career, Spiritual, and Personal.

Now I just realized I'm blabbing on and on about this and there is no way in hell I'm going to share these things here - for some reason they seem so personal to me. It feels like a diary that I only want to keep for myself. I didn't even let Parker look over my shoulder the other morning as I was working through the pages. But overall I spent a lot of time thinking about the person that I want to be and become in 2015 and beyond - things I like about myself, things I want to be better about, changes I want to make in life ... you know, all that grab life by the horns and just be you kind of stuff. So I decided that for now I will share the 3 things that I will NOT do in 2015...

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I will NOT care so much what other people think.
You would think sometimes that I'm 14 years old and worried what the popular girls at school think. I worry way too much about other people. I worry what they think; I worry if I hurt their feelings when I made that joke; I worry what they'll think about my own decisions about my own life; I worry that she didn't text me back so she must be mad about something It.is.exhausting and I would love to let go of this.

I will NOT put every single thing above exercising on my mental list of priorities.
I do not exercise unless my apartment is clean, I don't need anything from Target, I have 4 days of blog posts written and scheduled, dinner is planned out and prepared for 2 nights, and tomorrow's lunch is ready - so basically never. I need to make this a priority and stop moving it down the list to do if I have time. I have not exercised for a long time and I miss it, I really do, so I need to get back into a good routine and habit of putting it in my Top Three.

I will not say things out loud that put myself down.
Think about it. How often does someone compliment you on your outfit and you completely brush it off and start telling them how what you really wanted to wear wasn't clean so you had to settle for this and it's not even comfortable and you should've curled your hair to go with that top - or some other similar situation. I would like to start accepting compliments and not respond to them by putting myself down in some way, no matter how small. I think the self-help or inspiration books call this negative self-talk... yeah, that needs to stop.

I think this all boils down to confidence - so maybe in the back of my mind that will be my word of the year for 2015. I want to be confident in myself, how I look, how I feel, the people I surround myself with, and how I choose to spend my time. Easy enough, right?

Did you make a New Year's Resolution or choose a word-of-your-year for 2015? I'd love to hear about the goals and aspirations your have for yourself, especially if they are similar in any way to mine. It's always nice to connect with someone else working toward the same things! Leave me a comment below or shoot me an e-mail (thesamanthalife@gmail.com).

Friday, January 9, 2015

Oh Hey, Friday || Gratitude Edition

Oh thank god, the first full week of 2015 is done! Now only 19 more weeks until we get another paid day off of work! Ugh, November and December fly by thanks to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and the whole paid-holidays-off thing; and then January comes around and the next paid day off is Memorial Day. Memorial Day = shorts weather which seems to be nowhere in sight right now. But we'll just keep on truckin'.

With my new Day Designer planner (eeeek!!! :) ) there is a Daily Gratitude section at the bottom of every page that I have decided I am going to fill in every single day. Even if my daily gratitude is the fact that I got to take a lunch break or have time for coffee in the morning, I am hoping that I can jot down one small thing every single day that I am thankful for. Looking back on old planners is kind of like looking through a journal or diary (I have kept my planners from the past few years!) And I think that the gratitude section specifically could be fun to look back on.

So today, for my oh hey friday fives, I'm going to share the past 5 things that I listed in the Daily Gratitude section of my Day Designer...

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|| This week's Daily Gratitudes ||

1 || Relaxing weekends in comfy pants <3

2 || Target runs after work :)

3 || Sparkly gel manicures (& warm gloves)

4 || An evening alone to unpack, organize, & listen to BSB

5 || Long, hot showers + uggs

The way I see it, things could be a lot worse. Happy Friday to all of you!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tour Through Blog Land

I got nominated awhile ago by Becca (@ Becoming Adorrable) to participate in the Tour Through Blog Land and what do you know, I just seem to be getting around to it now! 'Tis life :) But I love hearing what other bloggers' writing processes look like so I'm still going to join in today, even if I am a little late to the party! 

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1 || What am I working on?

Currently, I just seem to be working on making time to consistently write in general. With all the hustle and bustle of life (and especially around the holidays) it isn't always easy to prioritize writing and other activities that fuel our mind and soul. I guess more specifically I host a link-up (with Becca and Melissa) called Blogger Men Tell All that you can read more about here.

2 || How does my work differ from others in its genre?

Honestly, what is my genre? If I knew what genre I fit into I may be better-prepared to answer this question. Then again, why do we feel a need to fit into a group or label ourselves. I have a blog, and I like it - don't really care what group I fit in or how my work is unique. I'm me, isn't that unique enough?

3 || Why do I write/create what I do?

I never thought I would enjoy writing as much as I do. I started a blog because I was like hey, that looks cool - how hard can it be? (famous last words). It's definitely not easy but it's definitely worth it. I truly have come to enjoy sitting at my computer and writing from my heart - I guess that's why I do it. 

4 || How does my writing/creative process work?

Plan plan plan. And when you don't have a plan, wing it. If you've been around these parts for awhile you know I like a plan, and planners, and talking about the plan...and talking about my planner :) When a post idea or thought comes to me I either write it down or type it in the notes on my iPhone before the idea is gone. I then write this post when I feel like it, sometimes starting, stopping, and saving as a draft along the way. And I use my everyday planner to plan out blog posts for the upcoming week. But that's just because I like a plan :)

And now I nominate Laura (@ Mrs. Laura Beth) and Krista (@ Classy Sassy Mrs.) to take us on a tour through your little blog world!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

C U R R E N T L Y | 1st Edition of 2015

Wow, 1st blog post of 2015 already. I've actually done pretty well writing the date correctly so far so I've at least got that going for me. It has been cold here - like the temps have been right around 0 or below, which means that with the wind chill it's more like 30 to 40 below. Yes, this is the time of year when I really do think we must be crazy for living in this part of the country and putting up with this. 

I seriously feel like the little boy from A Christmas Story every morning by the time I get on my dress pants and sweater, scarf, coat, mittens, and sometimes headband - I can hardly move I'm so bundled up just to make it from my apartment building to my car. The summers and falls around here are pretty neat though so I guess that's why we stick around. 

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Currently planning... for our trip to Maui in just a little over 3 weeks!

Currently hoping... that things will all work out.

Currently baking... chicken; because it's what's for dinner.

Currently wearing... pants, socks, blouse, sweater, scarf, coat, mittens, and headband; every single freaking day because it's COLD.

Currently resolving... the Christmas money situation. December is a month of talking, buying, planning, and delegating the shopping extravaganzas. And January seems to be a month of resolving debts with different family members to make sure we all come out even :)

Pretty soon here I think I'll probably write a Welcome 2015 post with goals, plans, etc but we'll see if I get caught up on things soon. For now, I'll just list it in my new planner as a To Do for the weekend - I love breaking in new planners :)

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